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May 23, 2003 at 8:26 pm #22464
(re: LSL movie)
Here’s an interesting bit of history:
About 10 or so years ago, Disney approached me to buy the rights to Larry for a movie. Apparently they wanted to pitch Jim Carrey about being Larry. After a tough negotiation we signed on the dotted line – and, nothing happened. Carrey passed on the project, and Disney let their deal lapse after sitting on the rights for about 5 years.
After the sale of Sierra, I wanted to do a Larry film, and tried to buy the rights. Several successive regimes at Sierra agreed to sell me the rights, and none followed through. It has been frustrating dealing with them.